, if you use the BuddyPress plugin. That’s a great start. The reason why I advocate BuddyPress is because it is a fairly advanced social networking plugin. The advantage it presents are its features and the fact that it works with most themes available. BuddyPress provides dedicated member profiles with activity streams for recent member activities A member can connect with other members and receive notifications for the same. You can create groups, with forums specific to groups or site-wide forums It provides several messaging options for private and public messaging. I can add several features to this list, but I’ll stop here. [space] A popular job portal plugin on WordPress, is the WP Job Manager plugin. And the theme most users use along with this plugin, is the Jobify theme. Now, the WP Job Manager plugin is not exactly BuddyPress ready. That is to say, you’d need a few tweaks. Integrating BuddyPress and WP Job Manager A very basic idea of integrating the BuddyPress and WP Job Manager plugin would be: Making the Jobify theme BuddyPress compatible: This would involve overriding theme templates if needed, based on your requirements. Displaying Recently Posted Jobs in Activity Stream: For job seekers, recently posted jobs should be added in their activity stream. You could extend your activity types and hook on to WP Job Manager’s save post action, to display recent activities. Adding Resume Fields in a Member’s profile: To add details for members, you’d have to add custom profile fields in BuddyPress. Adding Quick Access Tabs: You can add quick access tabs such as 'Recommended Jobs' as per the user's resume fields, and experience for job seekers. For job seekers, you can also display a tab listing employers who have recently viewed their profile. Similarly, you can add a 'Recommended Candidate' tab for employers as per their job postings. You can also add a view count stating the number of job seekers who have viewed an employers profile. Search Option: Here, you can provide a tag based or category based 'search' option. [space] Now, I understand, this probably does not cover every possible requirement you’ll have. But it’s a start. If you aren’t using the WP Job Manager plugin, you would have to integrate BuddyPress with your plugin, if there isn’t an out-of-the-box solution, or an extension plugin available. You can grow on this idea, and think of adding additional features as per your need."/>

Integrating BuddyPress in your Job Portal Website

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